Delyan Dobrev, left, is being promoted from deputy minister to succeed Traichko Traikov, right, as Economy, Energy and Tourism Minister
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has named Delyan Dobrev (34) as Economy, Energy and Tourism Minister to succeed Traicho Traikov.
Borissov made the announcement in an interview with Bulgarian National Television on March 16 2012, the morning after it was announced that Traikov, along with Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov, were leaving the Cabinet.
Dobrev became deputy minister to Traikov in May 2011. Before that, Dobrev was deputy chairperson of Parliament’s energy committee.
Born in Haskovo, Dobrev graduated in economics in 2002 from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut in the United States. He specialised in accounting and finance at the London School of Economics.
According to his CV on the website of the Economy Ministry, Dobrev is an expert in European project management, financial and tax legislation.
His professional career started at consulting firm KPMG in Toronto Canada, followed by a post with the Newton financial management group in Sofia.
He worked in the Haskovo regional administration on European funding to support the development of small and medium enterprises.
Apart from having been deputy chairperson of the parliamentary economy and tourism committee, he also was a member of the budget and finance committee.
Married, he is fluent in English, according to his CV.